Teresa Wright guest stars on CBS' 'Picket Fences'

Today's TV

January 26, 1996|By Chris Kaltenbach | Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF

Those lucky enough to have New Jersey's WOR on their cable system can pull out the love beads and watch "The Mod Squad" every day. The rest of us, unfortunately, may have to make due with this afternoon's showing of the 1979 reunion movie.

* "Step by Step" (11:30 a.m.-noon, WBFF, Channel 45) -- Here's your chance to see Elizabeth Berkley, whose naked body was the star of "Showgirls," without having to sit through two hours of bad cinema. Rated G.

* "World Professional Figure Skating Championships" (8 p.m.-10 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- For those who can't get enough figure skating (and heaven knows the networks do their best to keep you happy), here's taped highlights from last month's competition at Landover's USAir Arena. NBC.

* "Maybe This Time" (9:30 p.m.-10 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- It's time for another installment of that favorite game among prime-time TV viewers, "Crossover madness." Tonight, Ben Savage and Rider Strong make guest appearances as their characters from "Boy Meets World." ABC.

* "Picket Fences" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Teresa Wright, who won a best supporting actress Oscar for 1942's "Mrs. Miniver," makes a rare TV appearance, playing an old friend of Judge Bone (Ray Walston). Anyone who lived through )) World War II probably remembers "Mrs. Miniver" fondly, even though it seems a little heavy on the hokum today. CBS.

* "Cheers" (11:30 p.m.-midnight, WDCA, Channel 20) -- A classic "Cheers," one of those shows just about everyone who saw it remembers: Norm is promoted to company hatchet man and spends his days firing employees. One of George Wendt's finest moments.

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* "The Return of the Mod Squad" (1:05 p.m.-3:05 p.m., TBS) -- Pete! Linc! Julie! Are there any more far-out icons of the 1960s? This film offers a chance to see them a little grown up, as they regroup seven years later to track a mysterious sniper. Man, I love that music!

* "Murder in the First" (8 p.m.-10:15 p.m., Cinemax) -- This would have been a good movie if someone had bound and gagged director Marc Rocco. Kevin Bacon -- as a prisoner in Alcatraz fighting, in spite of himself, to reform the system -- has never been better, and he's ably supported by Christian Slater and Gary Oldman. But Mr. Rocco's spent way too much time in auteur school; his weird camera angles and "creative" lighting will drive you crazy.

* "America Talks to the Superstars" (8:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., ESPN) -- MVPs from past Super Bowls will be on hand to answer questions from callers as well as the studio audience. Unfortunately, no Colts MVPs will be there -- the only Super Bowl Baltimore won (Super Bowl V) is also the only one where the MVP was chosen from the losing team. Oh, well.

* "Rivals!" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., Discovery) -- It's the battle of the blondes, as 1950s sex goddesses Jayne Mansfield and Marilyn Monroe duke it out.

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